By 2030, an estimated six out of every ten people living in cities will be under the age of 18. That is, the majority of city residents will be children and youth. Despite this surprising statistic, even...Read more
Belfast Healthy Cities has created a teaching resource to support a child led, creative approach to designing healthy and child friendly places. The teaching resource ‘Healthy Places, Healthy Children’ was created to educate children about the...Read more
On Monday, over a hundred academics, practitioners and children’s rights experts from across the globe were a part of the first day of the Child in the City (CitC) international seminar in Antwerp. This third...Read more
We intrinsically know that cities are made up of bricks and mortar… from buildings, bridges and highways to other hard assets. But increasingly, urbanists are using the analogy of a ‘living organism’ to describe cities,...Read more
Some schools in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, see more than a dozen of their students injured or killed in road crashes every year. Haphazard development in the nation’s capital paired with a growing number of...Read more
In August 2018 a fire in Belfast’s city centre destroyed the historic Bank Building property. Since the fire, there have been discussions on how to rebuild and redesign the city centre in a child friendly...Read more
Registration is open for the upcoming Child in the City International Seminar in Antwerp. The seminar will present the latest knowledge and insights on Children in the sustainable city.
The two-day seminar takes place on 20-21 May...Read more
Children are being left out of decisions about the environments created around them, when really, their needs should be at the heart of them.
In the UK, children are becoming less healthy – physically and mentally...Read more
In the midst of teaching, consulting and conducting research Carlo Fabian somehow finds time to share his expertise with a number of different organizations. In this interview, we discuss his work. Namely, helping the City of...Read more
“Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable Communities,” which was released Sept. 17 by New Village Press, was written by three women with strong ties to the University of Colorado Boulder’s Community,...Read more
‘Shaping urbanization for children’ is a free UNICEF handbook for child-responsive urban planning. The handbook demonstrates what is possible and attainable through child-responsive, area-based and community-led planning, in a local context.
The handbook answers three questions: why planning...Read more
‘Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality’ is a must read. It contains insights and lessons for those interested in building a bike friendly city and a child friendly city. In this...Read more
Vancouver-based urbanist Jillian Glover reflects on the new urban studies curriculum for high school students in British Columbia, Canada.
When I was a child, I didn’t really understand what my Dad did for work. He was...Read more
Urban forests are great for keeping our cities cool, but as temperatures go up they need water to survive – and that’s where redirecting storm water to street trees comes in.
With increasing heat in the...Read more
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It is with great pleasure that we will welcome Ankita Chachra as our third keynote speaker to this month’s Child and the City World Conference 2018. An acclaimed urban designer, few are better placed than...Read more
What is it that most influences where families make a home? Questions around affordability, children’s facilities and lifestyles all play a part in the decision-making process. It’s also an issue which this month’s Child in...Read more